Fractures and injuries in kids – broken bones and more
Kids will be kids. Playing, running, jumping, riding bikes and playing sports can cause a lot of joy for kids, but they also can cause their fair share of injuries. Our orthopedic team is specially trained to deal with fractures and injuries in growing children and teens, so they can get back to being active.
Types of fractures and injuries we treat
- Broken arm
- Upper arm (humerus)
- Forearm (radius or ulna)
- Broken elbow
- A break at or near the elbow joint, in one or more of the three arm bones that form the joint
- Broken leg
- Femur fracture (thigh bone)
- Tibia fracture (shin bone)
- Fibula fracture (calf)
- Dislocated shoulder
- Shoulder instability
- Growth plate fracture
- Hip fracture
Trauma treatment options
Treatment depends on which bone is broken and how seriously. It can range from RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation), a splint, cast, collar, crutches or wheelchair up to surgery, traction, closed reduction, medication and physical therapy.
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